How long is this drought going to last?
Can California and U.S. sustain water supply indefinitely?
One half of CA already under Water use restrictions; Metro Water Action;
Drought caused loss of 8,490 jobs & $1.2 B in costs;
Californians could see mandatory water cuts amid years long drought;
Drought predicted to last another year;
Finally time to do something
NBA Coach, Steve Kerr, blasts Congress for not acting on gun control;
Kerr appealed directly to Senators about Need to pass HR 8:
Wants every person to think about your own child or grandchild or mother or father or sister or brother.;
Ask Yourself –How would you feel if this happened to you today?
Young workers at 3 principal sources of are good to go union;
Meantime older established unions & members seem cool & jaded;
Young people are enthusiastic about unions;
New Union movement is being driven by young workers;
Older Unions do not seem to recognize drive by younger workers;
Meantime, Apple, Amazon, & Starbuck are going Union;
Seeks that ownership of the enterprise is not an option;
The union way may be the future of commerce & distribution;
Former active U.S. general says new warfare coming;
Tells West Point grad class to get ready;
World to be more unstable; Significant conflict emerging;
Grads to bear responsibility to make sure we are ready;
U.S. is no longer unchallenged World power;
U.S. cannot cling to weapons of past:
Warfare changing in next 25 years;
Artillery is prevalent in Ukraine; Soon more drones;
Will also be relying on robotic tanks, ships & airplanes;
Also on Synthetic fuels, 3D Manufacturing, & human engineering;
It’s all in how you think it is;
The power of the mind enables choices;
How? By taking back your power make choices & lead;
90 percent of our sense of satisfaction in life comes from intrinsic sources;
It is not our circumstances, but how we respond to them.
But is a way to get ourselves into trouble–
Live as if our happiness depends on external factors.
Instead demonstrate things like courage, character, & collaboration:
You are what you think you are.
And who you are;
Drone warfare is or has or is about to be BIG;
Turkish drone manufacturer is dominating market;
Expect to see more drones in Ukraine and other conflicts;
Bayraktar, Turkish engineer invented innovative drone for warfare;
Turkish have invented & marketing drone—Bayraktar TB2;
Delivers laser guided bombs;
Selling them to all countries in Europe, presumably Russia also;
Means we will see more Turkey drones even in Ukraine;
Drones have got to be effective in warfare compared to planes & bombs;
Wearable technology is about to cause revolution in patient care;
Known as “Quantify Yourself” process;
Need & way to diagnose & treat people As Individuals;
Should Enable People to Provide Care for Themselves;
Will shape a forthcoming revolution in health care;
3 ways–Early diagnosis, personalized treatment & chronic disease management;
Data from wearable devices are changing disease surveillance & medical research;
How can our society cause males to be responsible for pregnancies?
Most unintended pregnancies result from not using contraception;
Need to set up new system where men have to share burdens of unwanted pregnancies;
They don’t ask, and don’t think to ask, if they’ve making babies at all.
Why? Because there are zero consequences for men who cause unwanted pregnancies;
Never think of their sex drive with impregnation –just gratification,
Here we go again
More Deaths of Young horses at Santa Anita;
Has the glamour gone out of horse racing?
2nd horse dies in 2 days in May at Santa Anita Park;
Second & 3rd racehorse death in the 6 days.
The clock is ticking fast on horse racing in general;
That’s 8 more horses have died from racing or training injuries at Santa Anita.
Number of fatalities in 2022 are a sharp drop-off from 2019, when 42 horses died;
Widespread debate about safety issues at the track and about horse-racing in general.
The uproar led to procedural and veterinary oversight changes at the park.
Wanna help people with their heads?
Buy give away copies of this book; Send to people who care.
Is probable the most influential books on human interaction in last 50;
Has shaped the workplace culture by developing effective leaders.
Recognizes that by creating a positive climate that inspires team members;
Contributes & influences to their best.
Great leaders are fully committed to the success of their people;
Seek potential and know how to bring out the best in them.
The Navy Seals returned from Iraq as heroes.
However, Their credibility & standing came into question.
Eddiie Gallagher was their leader & acted out in the battlefield.
Did he murder Three civilians & become a hero or criminal?
A trial followed in which Gallagher got off.
Here is a Review of the court martial verdict & trial by a Marine, Journalist & Consultant
Reviewer Jim Thompson is a credible critic, analyst, & Marine.
Every day something happens that impacts one or many;
Selecting what stands out as of significant is challenge;
Six developments from the past day have been selected
Range from China to California
SoftBank Lost $13.2 B on Tech Investments
Finnish Government Says Country To Join NATO & Membership
Crypto Market Turbulence – Massive decline in value.
Ocean Desalination Plant Nixed- Commission Said No Need;
SoftBank tanks again;
Crypto market corrects;
How bout employees being stockholders?
Will foster commitment, focus, and financial purpose;
As Stockholders Not easy to give workers part of the company;
Culture of ownership, you can minimize employee turnover;
Motivates your staff to work harder for those interested in ownership.
They want to feel that they are contributing to something.
Can minimize employee turnover and motivate staff to work harder.
Everyone is pulling in the same direction;
Would give equity to employees in something they built.
Enough water is not enough;
CA must have lot of water & people;
Water is NOT being conserved in CA;
Preservation levels remained lower than 15 % target;
More water is being used;
Increased consumption of water is increasing since March 2020;
Reservoir levels are low; Shifts in water cycles;
Water districts want to cut consumption by 35%;
Water, Water, And less we are to have;
Drought proposal about to be announced (in May);
Mother Nature is reminding us that drought is forthcoming;
Is a prisoner’s life over when jailed?
Are we locking up too many people?
For one — Stop imprisoning people just for drug use;
What happens in prison determines prisoner integration into society;
Prison Authority determines who can be rehabbed and who should be confined.
Use of imprisonment time to give prisoners options & opportunities;
Ongoing need to decarcerate and end the era of mass incarceration;
Ensuring that decarceration efforts center racial justice as a goal
Promoting voting rights for all regardless of conviction history.
No Union yet;
Amazon workers do not seem ready to organize;
Amazon Workers Reject Union;
Employees at Staten Island facility voted against unionization;
Consider making workers owners of Amazon stock;
Set up a system or process to offer employees Amazon stock;
Being owners would take away need to bargain for benefits,
Stock and Stock options available 90 days after hiring;
Includes key career positions that have responsibility;
Workers become part of Team; Not opposing force.
Would be revolution in corporate ownership.
Homeless do not like group housing.
Or Homeless have low appetite for group shelters.
Loss of privacy causes resistance to living on the street;
In spite of that -Only 30% would accept housing as part of recovery.
Clearing public spaces is major challenge for Homeless Services Authority
Putting people in rooms in a private hotel seems ideal.
LA City has come to rely heavily on group shelters.
City seeks to lure people off the streets to enforce revised camping ban, A Municipal Code
Most people want housing, but they also want space to call them own.
An onslaught of living compromises.
Streets are not camp grounds but what is?
Metaverse seems to be here?
But where & how exactly is it?
Like what becomes of Facebook?
Already experience enhanced forms of VR on the Metaverse;
Such as existing internet-based games incorporate a type of VR;
Virtual reality (VR) headsets enable users to do things;
Such as work, meet with friends, shop, & play games as digital avatars.
Hope to connect people everywhere;
Many corporations intend to be at forefront of pioneering leap into Metaverse;
Metaverse could be where much of our globalized economy ends up existing;
Still not sure if a lot of people still do NOT know what is going on with Metaverse
Managing water resources may be focus.
Not desalination or other means of extracting water from the air;
California continues to seek to confront water supply issues.
Governor & Activists advocate desalination; BUT
Water district oppose the proposed desalination actions
Would seriously damage the marine coastal environment.
To produce the costliest water of any source available
Also raise water bills for residents and businesses;
Cost of salt removal process is too much for now.
Back to basics of water management;
Think water conservation every day.
Eureka– we have a battery that really works;
Half of vehicles produced globally were built with lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries;
Increasingly popular lithium-ion battery chemistry tends to be safer & less expensive—
LFP became the dominant chemistry for batteries produced for Chinese EVs;
Made out of iron & phosphorus, both of which are more abundant & less expensive
LFP battery packs can cost less than $90 per kw;
Trade-offs include lower energy density, meaning lower range,
Had so far limited its use in EVs.
First was to produce an EV Battery with performance
Then cost reduction and supply.
Molokai in the middle of a chain is an Island in Time.
And Water is the life source for all
So a stream of restored water source is almost miraculous.
Water has been restored to five streams on Molokai;
After more than a century was almost fully diverted & often dry;
Molokai leadership & influencers finally said enough is enough.
No longer could just sit & watch this precious water being thrown away.
Flow standards set for the waterways that were often dry for almost a century.
Commission expects the restored stream flows will have dramatic benefits;
Things are a-changing?
Or Are They really? Academic says only as nature has done in past.
Mother Nature will change regardless of what we do;
So –Suggests eliminating Earth Day– for one thing.
Note – Ice shelves falling into the ocean in the Antarctic or Arctic seas are part of a natural cycle–
Part of a problem or cycle that is tens of thousands of years old;
Climate temperature data shows that the Earth is in a cooling cycle;
Act like it never ever really happened as to be the mode.
Per some environmental extremist claims- New York City should be underwater today.
Venice should be gone.
Getting older means you gotta get bolder;
It all a matter of your mental or mind set.
How do you do that?
You develop your own longevity mindset;
Adopt these 7 steps or means to accomplish an approach;
It’s about sleep, exercise, & basically taking care of your self.
Your attitude will prevail so think it out.
Stay active and move.
Examine and assess the seven basic areas:
2. Media diet.
4. Sleep habits.
5. Your diet.
6. Exercise habits.
Another stupid idea or brilliant solution?
Got to listen to find out.
Even if it causes anxiety and even more conflict.
Need to embrace inconvenient truths that could help;
Better to learn this valuable lesson sooner rather than later.
Opportunity for learning & growth hides in perspectives we don’t want to hear.
The perspectives that confuse, infuriate, and challenge us;
Ask yourself what learning and growth are you missing out on by ignoring inconvenient truths;
Ask people to share what’s missing in the solutions
Why commit a crime?
Planned or Impulse?
Multiple psychological, neurological, social, and personal reasons;
Substances brain releases to trigger body activity & hormones influencing criminal behavior.
Such a brain function could lead to greater risk-taking in life
Some criminals do not fear punishment as much as others;
Biological, psychological, social, and economic reasons to commit crimes;
Some consider a life of crime better than a regular job.
Retribution means punishment for crimes against society;
Depriving criminals of their freedom is a way of making them pay a debt to society.